Ghost Whisperer

Season 1 Episode 15

Melinda's First Ghost

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Aired Friday 8:00 PM Jan 27, 2006 on CBS
9.3
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Melinda is forced to remember how her relationship with her mother became strained after Melinda’s first ghost emerges. Melinda’s mother could not understand how to deal with Melinda’s gift. Melinda must reunite with her mother to help the ghost.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Melinda remembers her childhood when a ghost from her past comes to visit...

    8.2
    Melinda must confront her hostile mother (Anne Archer) in order to make right the situation for a little girl whom Melinda first knew back in school. The girl died, but at the time Melinda first encounters her, back in the fourth grade, she does not know how to help her. It takes the return of the ghost (Abigail Breslin) to get the ball rolling. The girl's parents are long divorced, which complicates matters. Archer is delightful as Melinda's sharp-tongued mother who harbors a deep, dark secret. The show's continuity is on display here, as the girl ghost goes from sickly-looking to absolutely radiant as she helps reunite her parents.moreless
  • Melinda Is Forced To Face Her Mother When A Childhood Ghost Shows Up, And Melinda Has To Help Her Find Her Parents.

    10
    Brilliant Episode, Melinda Is Forced To Reconcile With Her Mother, When A Child She Knew (In 4th Grade) Died, And Wants To Know Where Her Parents Are Now.

    Very Moving Episode, Especially When Melinda Saw The Ghost Of Sarah Applewhite Who Died, And Nobody Believed Her, And The Flashbacks Were Sad, Especially When Her Mother Ruined Melinda's Birthday By Arguing With Her Grandmother.

    Melinda Found Sarah's Parents, And They Convinced Sarah That They Do Love Each Other, Very Much, And Sarah Finally Crossed Over To The Other Side.

    This Episode Brought A Tear To My Eye, The Scene Where Sarah Crossed Into The Light Is Very Moving.moreless
  • A spirit from the past comes back!

    9.4
    I thought it was great that she finally helps the first spirit she has ever saw. I also thought it was pretty cool that it was Melinda's birthday. my favorite quote was: Melinda: I have to met someone in the bedroom. Jim: Excuse me?

    and I can't believe that Melinda's mother has an ability to but now when I am writing this Ghost Whisperer season two just ended and Melinda's mom still hasn't helped and you didn't even see her in season two well back to the episode sorry I got a lil off track but anyway it was really good at the end where Melinda was at her mom house telling her why they can't get along. This was a great episode and hope you loved it also.moreless
  • Unique, yet the story wasn't so intriguing.

    8.0
    Melinda's First Ghost focuses on one of Melinda's old friends, Sarah Applewhite. Sarah was her best friend in the fourth grade and also the first ghost she could see. Many years later, Sarah comes to Melinda in the form of a fourth grader (the way she was when she passed) and seeks Melinda's help. The thing is, Sarah can already cross over, but she has some business to attend to. Sarah tries to get her mother help, who is also sick with the same sickness she died from.



    I really liked how they went back to the past and showed us Melinda's first time to encounter a ghost. The shock of knowing why Melinda's mother is so against the spirit thing is also a great part of this episode. Really great episode.moreless
  • Best episode of the season...

    10
    This episode had so much going on in it... It revealed so many pieces, and brought up so much more to come.



    You see all these dead people being reunited for a short time with their families. The scenes in this were so well done, and the character's were great. Melinda's mother is a good character, I think the show can only get better if they keep her in more of the episodes coming up.



    This is definitely the best episode of the season... it really is surprising how good some of these episodes are, you just wouldn't expect it.moreless
Grace Fulton

Grace Fulton

Young Melinda

Guest Star

Anne Archer

Anne Archer

Beth Gordon

Guest Star

Abigail Breslin

Abigail Breslin

Sarah Applewhite

Guest Star

June Squibb

June Squibb

Melinda's Grandma

Recurring Role

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